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Queer images : a history of gay and lesbian film in America

Author: Harry M Benshoff; Sean Griffin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2006
Series: Genre and beyond
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities of American film. This book explores the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen as well as the work of queer  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry M Benshoff; Sean Griffin
ISBN: 0742519716 9780742519718 0742519724 9780742519725
OCLC Number: 474685249
Description: viii, 321 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: What Is Queer Film History? Chapter 2 1 From Pansies to Predators: Queer Characters in Early American Cinema Chapter 3 2 Discreet Charms: Queer Filmmakers in Classical Hollywood Chapter 4 3 "Those Wonderful People Out There in the Dark": Queer Audiences and Classical Hollywood Cinema Chapter 5 4 Fear and Loathing in Postwar Hollywood Chapter 6 5 Exploitation or Art? Queer Films beyond Hollywood Chapter 7 6 Hollywood and the Sexual Revolution Chapter 8 7 Producing Pride: Queers Make Movies Chapter 9 8 Out of the Closet and into the Art House Chapter 10 9 A Matter of Life and Death: AIDS, Activism, Film, and Video Chapter 11 10 Hollywood Is Burning: New Queer Cinema Chapter 12 11 Queer Eye for the Straight Hollywood Executive Chapter 13 12 Queer Independent Film at the Turn of the Millennium Chapter 14 Select Bibliography
Series Title: Genre and beyond
Responsibility: Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin

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